Welcome to the course page for SMA203 - Linear algebra
The course will be run by Dr Ouma, from the beginning of January.
In case you have any questions, please feel free to ask me after the lecture, come to my office (Prefab, room 9) or email me (my email address is on page 1 of the lecture notes for SMA205).
The course consists of six chapters. We will follow the book by Dr. M. Ouma Otieno, although in a few places we will do things in a different order. This book can be copied from your class representative.
Here is a very brief summary of Chapter 1.
- Chapter 1: Systems of linear equations
- Chapter 2: Vector spaces
- Chapter 3: Linear independence
- Chapter 4: Basis and dimension
- Chapter 5: Inner product spaces. (This might be omitted.)
- Chapter 6: Linear transformations
There are several good books on linear algebra in the Chiromo library. See for example the book by Cohn, and the book by Allenby. If you find another book, it is probably useful, provided the table of contents corresponds roughly to the chapters above.
It was not so easy to find good online references, but here are two that seem to be really good:
Here are some lecture notes by W. Chen
and here is a book by Jim Hefferon